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Celebrate #CdnAgDay 2023 with 15 facts about agriculture

Canada’s Agriculture Day is taking place across Canada on February 15, celebrating the positive impact of our agriculture sector and Canadian farmers.

Mark the occasion with us by sharing a story or a photo on social media using the #CdnAgDay hashtag. Or you can share one of these 15 facts about Canadian agriculture—our way of celebrating #CdnAgDay in 2023!

Did you know…

  1. Every year, Canadian egg farmers produce more than 9 billion eggs for Canadians to enjoy. Canadians love made-in-Canada eggs.1
  2. Agriculture employs over 2.1 million Canadians…2
  3. …And adds over $134.9 billion to Canada’s economy every year.3
  4. Over 50 years, Canadian egg farming saw a 50% increase in production alongside a 50% smaller environmental footprint.4
  5. Canada’s agricultural sector is using less energy per dollar of economic output.5
  6. Agriculture is growing! GDP growth in agriculture between 2016 and 2021 was 20.5%.6
  7. The world needs more food. Global agricultural demand will increase 50% by 2050.7
  8. 1 out of every 9 Canadian jobs is in agriculture or agri-food.8
  9. 92% of Canadians say it’s important that the eggs they purchase come from Canada.9
  10. There were over 190,000 farms in Canada as of 2021.10
  11. Young people are getting involved. Every 1 in 12 farm operators are under the age of 35 for an increasing share of the total farm operators in Canada.11
  12. 2021 marked the first increase in female-identifying farm operators in 30 years across Canada.12
  13. Women make up 30.4% of farm operators.13
  14. In 2021, 1 in 8 farms reported having a renewable energy system on their farm.14
  15. Farms cover over 153 million acres or 6.3% of Canada’s land area.15

1 Egg Farmers of Canada
2 Government of Canada
3 Agriculture Canada
4 Egg Farmers of Canada
5 Government of Canada
6 Government of Canada
7 Léger. Supply Management Survey, 2018.
8 Statistics Canada
9 Statistics Canada
10 Statistics Canada
11 Statistics Canada
12 Statistics Canada
13 Statistics Canada
14 Statistics Canada
15 Government of Canada